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RATINGS: 550   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Drawn from one of our oldest recipes, Smitten Ale began as part of a series of rye beers at our Eccentric Cafť. The combination of sharp citrus & resinous flavors from the hops with the earthy, rustic overtones of the rye malt contribution yield an interesting take on the American Pale Ale.


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3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2013
Reviewed 2/25/13. Thanks to Momar42 for the 12 oz bottle! Poured into a nonic pint glass. A: Pours a golden orange color with a ton of yeast particles floating around. The head is a two finger white shade. Both texturing and retention are pretty damn good, and the lacing left by the receding head is quite attractive as well. Pretty face, ugly body, letís split the difference here. S: I do notice a bit of rye to it, along side some piny, herbal hops. The hop profile seems to fit the rye malt quite well. It becomes a bit maltier as it warms up, and grows a biscuity component as well. Aromatically, it could be a little less muted. T: One thing that lets me down right from the onset is the lack of distinctive character to it. It starts and finishes with a combination of earthy, spicy malts and piny hops. After a while, the finish will develop a grassy hop quality to it that I enjoy somewhat. This really is the type of beer more conducive to simple drinking than actual reviewing... M: Rougher than I like, which is exasperated by the coarse yet strong carbonation and fuller body. The back end is quite clean and crisp; so maybe this would be good in the summer time? O: Not bad - but Iím certainly not smitten with it. Itís too sharp in feel for its nondescript flavor profile.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Meilby (9444) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 25, 2015
Draught @ The Ginger Man, New York, NY
Pours hazy golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, floral and herbal. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long malty, floral, herbal and grassy finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmires (1) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
This Beer has a very god taste. It has a light hops taste that is not overbearing. I

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 9, 2015
Pale golden pour with a thick white head. The nose is a bit bright and fruity. Some light berry esters and a bit of spicy/citrusy hoppiness. Very fresh and well balanced. I donít get much rye character at all, but itís a tasty pale ale. Clean and crisp.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BOSSbrewer (2683) - Arkansas, USA - JUN 7, 2015
On tap at Hopcat. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a thin white head. Minimal aroma. Some corn maybe. Flavor is lightly hopped with mostly pine. Nice refreshing beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (448) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUN 2, 2015
Pours clear gold with a finger of white head. Aroma is orange and grapefruit citrus. Very smooth with sweet citrus notes yielding to a nice rubbery bitter bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ilovedarkbeer (2436) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Pours a deep golden color with a large foamy white head. Notes of bread, skunky hops, brown sugar, and white citrus rind. Sort of grassy as well. Nice beer with a substantial mouthfeel.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4827) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 25, 2015
I didnít like this too much. The rye overpowers the hops in an untasty way. Just not that good

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
1pintatatime (111) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Pours deep gold with thin white head. Just hints of the rye. I also taste a bit of apple before a nice crisp but not overly bitter finish. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2015
16 oz. can from Cash Wise Liquors in Wotford. Appearance: figner white head, golden color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: floral, caramel, grapefruit, pretty grassy hops. Palate: light body, average carbonation, bitter finish, lightly sticky texture, but mostly crisp. Taste: sweet caramel with notes of citrus into grassy and floral bitter hops with notes of grapefruit, very smooth. Overall, very smooth beer, very refreshing, nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - APR 30, 2015
Look: pours aight orange. Bright white head. Slight haze to it. Smell: malty. Pine hops. Rye. Taste: malty. Rue. Sweet malts. Slight pine. Grass. orange. Feel: dry. Easy drinker. Overall: nice beer. Not as big of rye bight as I thought. First drank: home 4/30/15 Vintage 2015


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